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After the brutal slaughter of Tsar Boris Godunov and his family, Russia descends into chaos. Guided by faith and mysticism, Andrey, the only witness to the massacre, transforms himself from servant to cavalier and sets off on a quest to save Princess Ksenia, the missing daughter of Godunov. Andrey joins forces with Prince Pozharski, the people’s army leader, and faces down the Polish army in an explosive, blood-soaked battle for Moscow.
Includes Over 45 Minutes of Behind-the-Scenes Bonus Material:
Making-of Featurette, Photo Gallery
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Polish invaders murdered the royal family but the Polish Hetman (Michal Zebrowski) spared the life of Princess Kseniya, whom he loves and sees as a way to become Czar himself. Andrei (Pyotr Kislov), who also loves Kseniya, ends up as a servant and then mercenary of the Polish Hetman, witnessed the murders and makes it his goal to overthrow the invaders and free the Princess. The love triangle between the three is the crux of much of the conflict.
The villains of this story are the Poles, who wear armor with wings giving them the look of angels, but they strike with fierceness that is more demonic than angelic. Interestingly enough, the Polish Hetman is actually a famous Polish actor, which adds a bit to the realism to the film. To some degree this film is anti-Polish in nature and is not entirely historically accurate but we are reminded that this movie isn't a documentary from time to time by the unicorns. Even with that said, I still think the movie is a lot of fun.
1612 rivals the best historical films in both story and special effects.Read more ›
If you are a fan of history, this is a spectacular epic to view. If you are a fan of epic battles, this is a must-see experience, from the heated cannonballs to the man-to-man fighting.
1612 was sanctioned by and underwritten by the Kremlin, so important a film it was to be created.
The year 1612 is to Russians as 1776 is to Americas: freedom from an outside power & development of ones own cultural identity & purpose. The Unicorn seen in the movie is a symbol of old Russia before the Double Eagle symbol of the Czar & is shown several times as a dream scene to convey what was lost & could be regained.
The war scenes are top notch with lots of stand-ins with fantastic Polish-Lithuanian Calvary with angel wings. The movie does get a little bloody during the battle scenes, but isn't that real war?Read more ›
The Widescreen edition contains more than 40 minutes of bonus extras, including a making-of featurette.
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DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!. During a battle, the star of this movie shouts (Allah Akbar!) A islamist phrase to kill all non believers of islam. Read morePublished 15 months ago by George
Well made movie. Strayed from the historical events, but then what movies do not. Acting was surprisingly good all round. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Eddie Maria
Now this was a disappointment. I was hoping for lots of winged hussars hiding and charging down the hill but it was mostly a talk fest and the winged hussars appeared only once and... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Duke Cortez
Though in English subtitles it was a well made historical war moviePublished 18 months ago by Captain Jack
Very interesting story about the "Time of Troubles" in Russia after the murder of Boris Godunov.Published 18 months ago by Paleoconservative Auk
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